Interesting grammar example

To amplify our discussion from this morning on subject-verb agreement, check out this Washington Post headline:

wapohead

Yes, that is correct. Looks odd. But since the subject of the sentence is “majority,” then the verb takes the singular form with “has.” Ignore “Americans.”

Weeeeiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrdddd.

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About jbcox

I am an assistant professor in the Communication Arts Department at Salisbury University. I teach classes in journalism and public relations, and my research area is online journalism.
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